Lenten Season Series, Part 7

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is the final thoughts about Lent and Holy week. Each week during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection.  Lauren is a multi-faith spiritual care provider, which means her worldview tries to be open-hearted, supportive, and respectful. Her faith […]

Lenten Season Series, Part 6

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is about redistribution and equity. Each week during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection.  Lauren is a multifaith spiritual care provider, which means her worldview tries to be open-hearted, supportive, and respectful. Her faith traditions that power her […]

Response to the Pope’s Apology to Residential School Survivors

This morning, the Pope apologized for abuses against Indigenous children at Catholic residential schools. For decades survivors, advocates, and communities have been asking for the Catholic Church’s apology. Though she is on sabbatical, Executive Director the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne shared a statement: “The Pope’s apology this morning is an important first step towards completion […]

Lenten Season Series, Part 5

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is about justice and compassion. Each week during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection.   Lauren is a multifaith spiritual care provider, which means her worldview tries to be open-hearted, supportive, and respectful. Her faith traditions that power her […]

Lenten Season Series, Part 4

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is about practicing joy. Each week during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection. Lauren is a multifaith spiritual care provider, which means her worldview tries to be open-hearted, supportive, and respectful. Her faith traditions that power her caregiving […]

Lenten Season Series, Part 3

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is about what trust is, and the cycle of testing one’s trust. Each week during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection. Lauren is a multifaith spiritual care provider, which means her worldview tries to be open-hearted, supportive, and […]

Lenten Season Series, Part 2

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is about the imporance of rest for the Creator and for humans. Each Wednesday during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection. Lauren is a multifaith spiritual care provider, which means her worldview tries to be open-hearted, supportive, and […]

Lenten Season Series, Part 1

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is an introduction to Ash Wednesday and an overview of the Lenten Season Series. Each week during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection. This is the first post of the series. It is Ash Wednesday, the first day […]

Advent 2021

This year we’re preparing resources for use in your Sunday services during Advent. We’re offering reflections from our ministry staff for each of the advent themes: Hope, Joy, Peace, Love, and Christmas. Over the coming weeks we’ll also be sharing five short videos that we hope you’ll use in your services and to inspire your […]

Learn With First: Indigenous Theology

Join us for a friendly discussion on Indigenous Theology led by First United’s Dr. Cheryl Bear, Director of Community Ministry and Lauren Sanders, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain; and featuring special guests Hubert Barton, Ray Aldred, Adrian Jacobs, Tink Tinker, and First’s very own Carmen Lansdowne.   Grab a tea, a pen and paper, and get […]